World's Top 5 Countries To Live In Will Make You Rethink Your Life Plan

by Harley Tamplin

I'm sorry to break it to you, but the United States of America isn't the greatest country in the world after all.

It doesn't even make the top five, according to a new report that'll make you do some major rethinking — especially when our neighbors to the north and across the pond ranked higher on the list than the US.

Experts from US News and World Report, Y&R's BAV Consulting and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania ranked the US in seventh place.


Here are the top five countries to live in, based on a number of factors including quality of life, power and wealth.

1. Switzerland


The European tax haven ranks pretty highly across the board, making it the number one place to live.

It's pretty safe and has some amazing natural beauty.

Experts ranked it in the top 10 in several different categories, including citizenship, cultural influence, entrepreneurship and quality of life.

2. Canada


Oh man, they're going to be smug about this.

Yes, you'll have to deal with some cold weather, but maybe it isn't that bad of an idea to settle just north of the border.

Canada was ranked as the best place in the world for quality of life and has the best education system on the planet, helping it reach number two on the list.

3. United Kingdom


As a Brit living in the US, believe me when I say you could definitely do worse than my home country.

Despite Brexit triggering a huge wave of uncertainty, Great Britain is more than just travel goals — it's also a great place to live.

And, as great as London is, there's so much more to the UK than the capital city. Trust me.

4. Germany


The Germans topped last year's list but have fallen all the way to fourth after a pretty rough year.

Deadly terror attacks have had an effect on Germany's ranking, as has the public perception of its refugee influx.

However, Germany is number one for entrepreneurship and is perfect if you drink beer.

5. Japan


If you're thinking about spicing up your life and moving abroad, why not head out to the Far East?

Japan's score for entrepreneurship is almost perfect, and experts also praised its cultural influence and power.

Plus, sushi. You can't go wrong.

Citations: Switzerland replaces Germany as best country in the world to live in following tensions over Merkel's immigration policy while US falls to 7th as a result of Trump entering the White House (MailOnline)